Karoo 2 can now detect climbs on your ride and give you climb-specific information for each one. CLIMBER can detect climbs when riding without a route and on regular routes, routes-to-POIs, and reroutes.
Climbs are detected based on a combination of distance and grade. By default, your unit will have this feature set to Always On and All Climbs. You can decide how sensitive you want Karoo’s climb detection to be, by customizing your CLIMBER settings.
Climbs less than 400 m in length or a grade of 3% may not be recognized with this feature. Higher minimum thresholds than these will apply to Medium and Large climbs.
Here are the steps to customize your CLIMBER settings:
- On the Home screen, click on the "Apps" button.
- Click on the "Settings" app.
- Select "CLIMBER".
- Here you can select between the options "Off", "Routes Only", and "Always On".
- You will also be able to select an option from "All Climbs", "Medium and Large Climbs", and "Large Climbs Only".
An upcoming climb will automatically trigger the CLIMBER drawer to pop up.
The CLIMBER Tab shows Distance and Elevation left to the top of the Climb,
and it can also be opened to full screen to see the Climb Number and Current Grade.
Here is a breakdown of the CLIMBER tab:
The upcoming 500 meters/yards is clearly broken down into
100 meter/yard segments in a scroller below the graph.
You can also swipe and see completed climbs in full screen.
You will be able to see a breakdown of
an Upcoming or Completed Climb by tapping on it.
2 Start - Distance to start of the Climb (mi/km)
Grade - Avg. Grade of Climb
Length - the Length of the Climb (mi/km)
When Riding with a Route:
If you are currently not on a climb, you can swipe
the CLIMBER drawer up to see all the upcoming climbs on the route.
Each segment is color-coded to its average gradient.
The brighter the color, the steeper the gradient.
Note: When this feature is turned on, entering a climb will trigger the screen to wake up even when you’re riding with the Battery Save Mode.